Students Weigh In on Escondido’s Future
On November 30th and December 1st, City staff conducted a visioning exercise and art lesson with 5th graders at Central Elementary. After a group discussion about planning and land use, the students envisioned and shared ideas on what they would like to see develop on some vacant lots around their school.
The activity helped students learn more about government and recognize connections between government and a student’s everyday life.
Over 100 students participated. This activity was possible by the South Centre City Specific Plan planning effort. The results of the art exercise will be incorporated into the final planning document, which will be presented to Planning Commission and City Council for approval in early 2018. For more information about the Project or the art lesson, please refer to the project website at https://www.escondido.org/south-centre-city-area-plan.aspx.